wlajwl (5056) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is coffee, mildly vinous, dark malts and a hint of smoke. The flavor is dark malts, smokey notes, dark fruit, vinous, oily texture and a tangy/alcoholic finish.
beertholomeus (1438) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel and molasses aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and molasses flavors. Slightly sweet mouth feel. Full body and low carbonation. Roasted malt and chocolate finish.
Concealer (1036) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit, caramel, and light coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel malt, coffee and chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Low carbonation.
bpreo (2266) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really high alcohol content (10.2%), but tastes rich and smooth. This is one of the better Imperial Stout’s available.
Lonick (1121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Inky black with a slight off-white head, not a great deal of nose but chocolate and a general sweetness do come through. Wonderful, perhaps a little too strong for its own good but a fantastic taste a sweetness, honey/molasses hits you, a very good beer.
evergreen0199 (2667) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Pilgrim’s Market, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a healthy beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee aroma. Tastes similar, really roasty, malty, coffee, chocolate, slightly bitter and dry. Rich tasting Imperial Stout that would probably improve with a bit of age.
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black beer with a small brown head. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is sweet, chocolatey, and a mild hop bitterness.
JFParnell (57) - Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I really like this Imperial Stout. Very good taste, no bitter hop flavor. Overall a super beer.
niday2288 (115) - - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is jet black and thick with little tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Tasting notes are similar though there is a nice hop bitterness for balance. Mouthfeel is medium to full. Not nearly as thick as it appears. Overall pretty tasty
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Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Poured from bottle into snifter at slightly warmer than fridge temp.
Aroma: bittersweet chocolate and toasty grains. Little bit of earthy/spicy hops. Appearance: Foamy off-white head; minimal lacing, but excellent carb bubbles on the side of the snifter. Taste: Bitter chocolate; charred coffee; with a final and burning note of alcohol. What starts off as a pleasant orchestra of the tastebuds gets cut short by an astringent alcohol burn that lingers. Palate: oily, with lively carbonation.
Ugh. This beer was promising until I had a mouthful of it. Does not mask its 10.2% alcohol well at all.